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Selected Style FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,845 $22,995
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,952 $24,160
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,909 $26,220
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,141 $28,570
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,507 $24,745
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,614 $25,910
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,571 $27,970
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,804 $30,320
4-Door Manual 2.5X
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $19,397 $20,495
4-Door Manual w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg 2.5X 21 27 $19,397 $20,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $20,488 $21,695
4-Door Automatic w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg 2.5X 21 27 $20,488 $21,695
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $21,869 $23,195
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 21 27 $21,869 $23,195
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $24,814 $26,495
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5X Limited 21 27 $24,814 $26,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,316 $26,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
4-Door Automatic w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nav 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,186 $27,995
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,186 $27,995
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $19,705 $20,795
4-Door Manual w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $19,705 $20,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $20,796 $21,995
4-Door Automatic w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $20,796 $21,995
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,177 $23,495
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,177 $23,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
4-Door Automatic w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nv PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,122 $26,795
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System PZEV 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,122 $26,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,494 $28,295
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System PZEV 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,494 $28,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,845
$19,397
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,995
$20,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$342 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line If you don’t need a third row, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is just right for small families; it’s refined, secure, and versatile, and gets very impressive fuel economy in four-cylinder form. The roomy, versatile 2011 Subaru Forester handles better than just about any other small crossover, though the need for a more modern transmission and a little more cabin refinement keep it from greatness.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 43.6
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 39.9 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.7 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) 51.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 53.4
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 28.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 112.5 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 28.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.8 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 187.8 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 65.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 63.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.78 - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.18 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.8 16.9
Steering
Steering Type Variable power assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.46 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 34.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code QMU NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60R17 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code QMU NA
Front Tire Size P235/60R17 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3786 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 ECOTEC Gas Flat 4
Fuel System SIDI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4900 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code LAF NA
Displacement 2.4/146.5 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6700 170 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 3.45
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.45
Trans Type 6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.06
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Equinox Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut-type MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trailing arm Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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